New Blog for Bangor Daily News

Check out my new blog at Bangor Daily News! Through weekly posts I will take readers birding through Maine, from the cool coast to the high mountains. Over 400 species of birds have been spotted in Maine. Some are found all year round, others breed during the warmer months, and still others stopover on their…

One World, Two Feet – Hiking Eglin

April 25, 2016. One World, Two Feet – Hiking Eglin Before I moved to Florida, I never considered military bases as ecotourism hot spots. I imaged giant industrial complexes, chock-full of planes, tanks, and other heavy equipment. While that is true of some areas on Eglin Air Force Base, thousands and thousands of acres are…

Duke Nicholas School – Gulf to Table

April 23, 2016. Duke Nicholas School – Gulf to Table Most people have heard of “farm to table,” a local food movement aimed at delivering high quality, fresh ingredients straight to consumers (often at restaurants). In coastal communities bordering the Gulf of Mexico, a new movement is taking shape: Gulf to Table. Read the rest…

Nat Geo – Creating an Artificial Ice Storm

April 22, 2016. Nat Geo – Creating an Artificial Ice Storm Dr. Lindsey Rustad and her colleagues stood in the middle of a New Hampshire forest rimmed by the White Mountains. The sun had set hours ago, and they were staring up toward the sky, where ice-laden tree limbs creaked in the breeze. The weight…

Nat Geo – Fall Expedition, Day Four

Brian and I were up and on the water at Lake Matagamon just after sunrise. We had rented a motorboat from the Wilderness Campground, giving us the freedom to move longer distances. Like Third Lake the morning before, mist was rising from the water and shrouding the lake’s islands with a mysterious fog. Lake Matagamon…

April 6, 2016. 10000 Birds – Shorebird Nesting Season That time of the year has come! The magnificent, adorable, and dangerous breeding season for both shorebirds and seabirds along the Florida Panhandle. It’s during these months when I cringe anytime there’s a dog on the beach (though usually dogs aren’t allowed at all), for fear…

April 4, 2016. One World, Two Feet – Birding in Wastewater Wastewater treatment facilities don’t seem like great places to see wildlife. However, throughout the country the holding ponds associated with these areas are often amazing places to spot hundreds of bird species. Read more at: http://oneworldtwofeet.com/2016/03/31/birding-in-wastewater/